The goal is to pick out a book for every letter of the alphabet, and the only rule is that you need to own (or to have previously owned and read) every book on the list. You also don’t need to include articles, e.g. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess would count for “C” rather than “A”.
So, without further ado:
MY BOOKISH ALPHABET
A: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
B: The Bacchae by Euripides
C: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
D: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
E: Extreme Ironing by Phil Shaw
F: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
G: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
H: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
J: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
K: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
L: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint–Exupéry
M: The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
N: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
O: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
P: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
R: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
S: The Stranger by Albert Camus
T: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
U: The USA and Vietnam, 1945-75 by Vivienne Sanders
V: Vote for Caesar by Peter Jones
W: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Y: Y: The Last Man -The Deluxe Edition Book One by Brian K. Vaughan
And there we have it: 23 out of 26 isn’t bad. 🙄
- I have read all of these books except J, W, Y and V.
- I am seriously clutching at straws with U. It’s a textbook I used at school…
- Q, X and Z elude me but that just makes me all the more determined to seek out books starting with these letters!
- A, F and I are Kindle books.
Thanks for reading!
SSJ Time Lord